Here's what I got when I typed in three sentences:
- 1. "Oi arm a god mann hoo doz not no hou to spel. Plese, reeda Who To Us the Spel Cheker nstractions."
- 2. "My aidl holiday wood bee in nue zeelend, were I can go hickin"
- 3. "I put up q6 for us to do, I hope thas ok wiv u - its jus dat every1 was takin d qs ;) hehe lolz im at home today, was lisenin 2 d lect online. nways lemme noe if u wanna link up 2 do dis q OR u wanna jus do it over dis discussion board ting. i dnt mind."
- 1. "I am a good man who does not no how to spell. Please, readers who told us the spell checker store"
- 2. "My ideal holiday would be in new Zealand, where I can go hiking"
- 3. "Server Error in '/' Application.
parsing ";)(\s+)" - Too many )'s. Parameter name: ;)(\s+) "
On result 3 - Oh dear......
There is also another service like this available on the web, called 'Ghotit'. Here's those same sentences above with this particular service:
- 1. I am a good man who does not know how to spell. Please, reader How To Use the Spell Checker instructions.
- 2. My ideal holiday would be in new zeelend, where I can go hiking
- 3. I put up q6 for us to do, I hope that ok wiv u - its just dat every1 was taking d qs ;) he-he lolz im at home today, was listening 2 d lect online. anyways lemme know if u wanna link up 2 do dis q OR u wanna just do it over dis discussion board thing. i don't mind
The third one is text speak, and really doesn't so that well, but is definitely better than Ginger Software's result!
Ghotit works differently from Ginger Software's version, in that it is more interactive. Ginger software just comes back with a result, whereas Ghotit's services allows you a choice of words for each spelling mistake and provides you with definitions. Ginger Software does however show where the mistakes are by highlighting them in Red.
These services are excellent, and I would recommend them to anybody. If you just want a fast result Gingers probably good enough, if you want to examine a sentence in more depth, the Ghotit's the one for you.
(h/t: Norman Geras, and Areej Al-Wabil).
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